@skopemag news for February 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am est


30th Century Records has announced the eagerly anticipated new album from acclaimed singer-songwriter-producer Sam Cohen. The Future’s Still Ringing In My Ears arrives on Friday, May 17. Co-produced by Cohen with producer-artist Danger Mouse, The Future’s Still Ringing In My Ears was heralded by Stereogum premiere of “Something’s Got A Hold On Me.”

HISS FROM THE MOAT Unveils ‘The Passage To Hell’ Music Video; New Album ‘The Harrier’ Out Today

To celebrate today’s release of their sophomore album “The Harrier,” the transcontinental technical blackened death metal quartet HISS FROM THE MOAT has unveiled a music video for their song “The Passage To Hell.” The clip, which premiered yesterday via DecibelMagazine.com, can be seen at this location.

Alive in Barcelona Release Self-Titled Album ft. “Zombies” Single

Hard Rock band, Alive In Barcelona, signed to Smartpunk Records, are ecstatic to release their full-length album, titled Alive In Barcelona out today; produced by Paul Leavitt, Jesse Barton, and Jimmy Hill and mastered by Brad Blackwood. The album is highlighted by their latest single, “Zombies” which features Craig Mabbitt of Escape The Fate, and is about going through life’s trivial moments and losing sight of opportunities ahead.

minihorse Announce Debut Album “Living Room Art”

minihorse have announced their debut LP, Living Room Art, coming on Park The Van Records in the Summer of 2019 with what Stereogum calls the “catchy as hell, introspective enough to provoke existential thought, yet somehow calming all at the same time” single “Drink You Dry”, which features Anna Burch on guitar and vocals. The “reverb-drenched layering [that] adds to that disembodied sense of drifting into another dimension” is a perfect introduction to the sludgy, My Bloody Valentine meets 90s indie-rock that comprise the minihorse’s 10 track debut record.

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Acclaimed Guitarist/Songwriter Jackie Venson Drops NEW Single and Weekly Live Stream Ahead of Album Out 4/5/19

“Witchcraft” was produced by Jackie Venson and Nick Clark. Clark plays bass in Venson’s band and has worked with numerous Austin artists. Clark is currently in LA working in the studio with Kanye West, playing bass on his upcoming projects. “Witchcraft” is a sultry psych rock track about female empowerment. A pillar belief for Jackie Venson. With this song, Venson asserts herself as a guitar goddess unashamed of her talent or her plans for the future. Venson will be celebrating Joy’s release with a listening party at Native Hostels on April 4th. The event will have activations throughout the venue, Including vinyl listening stations and artist installations inspired by the album. The official release show will take place at Paramount Theatre on April 12th.

Charlatan Release Brand New Single, “Book Burner”

Today, Utah-based scrap metal band, Charlatan, has released a brand new single, “Book Burner.” The track is the second song the band has released within the last few months, following “Sucker Punch” last November. New Noise Magazine is premiering the eye-catching stream video for “Book Burner” which can be viewed here.

Lyric Video Premiere: Charlatan – “Book Burner”

SUBMISSION: Gamma Dog // Hear Them Coming (Debut Single)

“Hear Them Coming” is mainly about being beat down by many different facets of life and also the creative process, and understanding how you yourself are part of the problem, but also welcoming whatever else comes, the good and the bad. It’s meant to be kinda snappy but a little dark and moody as well. This is Gamma Dog’s first new release since 2016’s ‘Scenes’ as Empire Machines.

Emerging rapper Tabby Wakes’ new song “Angel” out now!

Wakes’ previously released track, “Tabby Night,” has already begun to receive critical praise—Earmilk proclaims, “The vibrant song is a blend of trap, rap, and some catchy pop vibes. The lush production and charming vocal style makes it an alluring work of art,” while Affinity Magazine furthers, “Tabby Wakes is new to the scene, but she is not going to let that stop her from making an impact…[She’s] ready to share her music with the world.”

WELLES Drops Three 3D Recordings

The experience will have fans stepping inside the world of Rock n Roll with Welles’ jarringly emotive vocals and grunge-rock guitar riffs. As NPR puts it “at only 23, Welles is already writing hooks that any of his heroes would envy.”


Josie will spend much of this year on the road, including festival appearances and support runs alongside Ben Rector and Julia Michaels. Dates get underway February 28th at Louisville, KY’s Brown Theatre and then continue into the spring. For complete details, please see www.josiedunne.com. Previous tours include direct support for Andy Grammer on his “The Good Parts Tour” and select dates with John Splithoff.

London indie rockers BROMIDE present ‘Magic Coins’

British noise pop outfit Bromide have announced their new single ‘Magic Coins’, an infectious track accompanied by ‘Always Now’ as its b-side. ‘Magic Coins’ is an unexpected rhythm track that is seemingly drum and bass-inspired, written collectively by all three band members.

New Single + Music Video from A Wake In Providence

“The Blvck Sun|” is a return to form for A Wake In Providence- while still displaying a touch of clean vocals like the previous single, Oblivion, “The Blvck Sun|” truly is a deathcore beatdown front to back. Driving, pummeling and overall unrelenting, this track leaves nothing left to be desired, fully and truly decimating everything in its path.


Star Brazilian producers Tropkillaz have pulled out all the stops on their new track “Bola Rebola,” calling on globally-acclaimed Latin superstar J Balvin and Brazilian chart-topper Anitta, along with fellow Brazilian artist and viral sensation MC Zaac (700 million views on YouTube and 2.7 monthly streams on Spotify) to lend their inimitable talents to the record.

Patrick Park Shares “Everything Falls Apart” and Announces New Album ‘Here/Gone’ Due Out April 26

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Patrick Park is set to return with a new full-length, Here/Gone, due out April 26, 2019. For Here/Gone, Park tapped producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Kurt Vile, Elliott Smith) for the first time since 2007’s acclaimed Everyone’s in Everyone, and the pair distilled Park’s introspective folk songs to classic voice and guitar combinations highlighted with string arrangements by Bobby Halvorson (Van Dyke Parks) and occasional guest vocals from Warpaint’s Emily Kokal. With the sparse production allowing Park’s lyrics to remain front-and-center, the tracks on Here/Gone materialize as letters to his newborn son and aural reckonings with the brevity of life. The album’s first single “Everything Falls Apart,” which is out today, explores the human tendency to focus on appearances rather than substance, yet approaches the subject from a hopeful, as opposed to nihilistic, perspective.


Los Angeles quartet Them Guns are really igniting a buzz thanks in large to their new single, “Fireworks.” A dark rocker alight with energy,”Fireworks” is taken from the band’s new full-length effort, From The Shadows, which hits the proverbial shelves TODAY via TLG and Ingrooves.

Caleb Elliott Touring with Nicole Atkins- FOREVER TO FADE out March 8th, “Burns Like Hell” Out Today

On his debut album FOREVER TO FADE, Louisiana singer/songwriter Caleb Elliott tells his story, from preacher’s son in a cult-like religion to finding musical freedom in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. His new single, “Burns Like Hell” is out today, and FOREVER TO FADE comes out March 8th on Single Lock Records. Elliott has been tapped to open for labelmate Nicole Atkins when she heads out in April. Prior to that, he will tour the US with Sean McConnell. Dates are below and at www.calebelliott.com.

Electro Rockers Battle Tapes Announce NEW Single via Buzzbands LA Amidst Work with Childish Gambino

Battle Tapes’ sound blends synth-heavy rave sounds of the late 2000s with the dark pop gravity of Depeche Mode. Songwriting/production duo Josh Boardman and Riley Mackin spent the better part of 2018 in the studio on various projects, including Childish Gambino (Mackin mixed and recorded Awaken My Love, and recorded “This is America”), before turning focus back to their own creative outlet and beginning work on a follow up to 2017’s Form EP.

Mark de Clive-Lowe Releases “Memories of Nanzenji” Video

Today, pianist, producer and composer Mark de Clive-Lowe premiered his video for “Memories of Nanzenji” in Stereogum’s “Ugly Beauty” column. Directed by Moni Vargas, the video features dancer Alice Amano interpreting the song through her flowing free-form dance.

Bea Miller Announces “nice to meet u tour”

Fans can sign-up for first access to tickets by visiting nicetomeetutour.com; pre-sale begins Tuesday, February 26 @ 10am local; general on-sale begins Friday, March 1 @ 10am local. The “punchy and self-possessed” (The Fader) singer will be performing material spanning her popular previous releases, along with bold new material to be revealed over the coming months via Hollywood Records.

Mumford & Sons release second single “Beloved”

“Beloved” is the second single from the band’s new album Delta following “Guiding Light,” which reached #1 at both Alternative Radio and Triple A Radio (10 weeks). Released late last year to widespread acclaim, Delta debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, Americana/Folk Albums, Alternative Rock Albums and Rock Albums charts with 230,000 equivalent album units earned (stream/purchase here). This is the band’s third consecutive #1 debut, the largest sales week for an alternative rock album in 2018 and the sixth-largest debut among all titles last year (Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records).

Rhys Lewis Releases New Track, ‘Hold On To Happiness’, OUT NOW

London-based singer Rhys Lewis (95M global artist streams) releases new single “Hold On To Happiness,” a lighthearted meditation post-Valentine’s Day about the essence of time, or lack thereof. “Life just happens,” says Rhys about the stripped-back accompanied track, “and it’ll pass you by if you let it”. This track also marks the second release of Rhys Lewis’ since his first single of the year, “Better Than Today,” which has amassed over 3.8M global audio streams. “Try to your dying breath to hold on to happiness,” sings Lewis over a breezy acoustic melody and light bass tempo, “because life’s just a moment and one day it’s over”.

A Brilliant Lie Deliver Explosive Video via PopMatter Ahead of New EP Out 3/29/19

“Five diverse and talented musicians that make magic as one,” (Metal Nexus), the band are touring relentlessly across the US and working alongside reputable producer, ​​James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Underoath, Hands like Houses), on their collection of EPs. The quintet is currently endorsed by Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Ernie Ball, Strymon Engineering, Seymour Duncan, and Intune Guitar Picks and appeared at this year’s NAMM convention.

Producer/Electronic Artist, SJae, Premieres NEW Track (Feat. Sam Sparro) on KCRW Ahead of EP, Out March 22

A proponent and prominent representative for women in technology, SJae is proud to announce her single, “The Avenue,” featuring Sam Sparro, from her debut EP, FIRST, due out March 22, 2019.